Singer and songwriter Huey Lewis has been struck with the vexing illness, Meniere's Disease which has derailed his career as a musician. This extremely challenging illness affects the inner ear and causes hearing impairment, as well as vertigo. The condition fluctuates and some days, Huey is unable to hear well enough to even talk on the telephone.
Before this condition took hold, he was able to create with his band, Huey Lewis and the News, the album "Weather," released in early 2020. It’s the band’s 10th studio album and features a limited song list of seven tracks, all recorded before his hearing loss. He admits that this may be his last album because he can no longer find pitch.
DR. CLIFF MEGERIAN is an otolaryngologist, also known as an ear, nose and throat doctor, addresses the mechanics of this disease based on his extensive research and clinical practice at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. He describes how Meniere's short circuits the inner ear and he explores different treatment options.